Visiting North Island New Zealand can be described as a real once in a lifetime adventure. However there are several dangers that all visitors should prepare for to ensure that their holiday is not ruined.
So before you pack your bags and head off on this once in a lifetime adventure here are a few things you should consider in order to avoid a travel accident.
Know your speed limits
One of the best ways to see this fantastic part of the world is by car, and cars are relatively easy and cheap to hire in New Zealand. If you are going to do this you need to be fully aware of the rules of the road and how other motorists drive in that country. So be aware of things like speed limits and local habits, not to mention speed limits that are in kilometres per hour, otherwise you may find yourself in a road accident.
Be aware of the terrain
The spectacular scenery is exactly why people visit this part of the world. Not only is it great to look at, but it makes for the ideal terrain when it comes to hiking and outdoor pursuits. But if you are venturing out to experience this spectacular scenery at first and, make sure you have the right equipment with you. Poor footwear and a lack of local knowledge can easily lead to potentially harmful slips, trips and falls.
Prepare for the climate
New Zealand has one of the most varied climates in the world. One minute it can be warm and sunny, the next the heavens can open. So if you’re not prepared for everything that nature throws at you, you could be caught out. If you’re venturing out in New Zealand then make sure you pack for every eventuality.
What if you’ve suffered an injury in a travel accident that wasn’t your fault?
If you have had an accident whilst abroad that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline specialises in personal injury compensation claims and travel accident cases and has 15 years of experience. We can make the process as easy and stress free as possible. So call us today on our 24-hour Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, to see if you could be eligible to make a claim.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice